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Oct 24 2012

Should Christians Attend Synagogue?

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Several years ago, I attended a Messianic bible study on Friday nights. The person who led the study was a Jewish believer. There were about 10-15 of us who attended this study, 80% of which were Jewish believers. The rest of us were gentiles. I remember a conversation that I heard between a couple of …

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Oct 13 2011

Christian Values

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A few years ago I participated in a bike race from Rosarita to Ensenada.  I went with a  friend , another bike rider.  We took the charter bus from San Diego that dropped us off at the race starting point in Rosarita.  While I planned on returning that same day to the United States, he …

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Mar 03 2010

Theological Terms

I recently witnessed a debate on the use of theological terms.  I honestly did not know that this would be a debatable topic within Christendom.  I am constantly surprised at what Christians will debate among themselves though I guess I shouldn’t be. A theological term is merely a term we have assigned to describe a …

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Oct 03 2009

Was Jesus a Pharisee

Jewish Groups During the days of Jesus, there were three main groups under the Hasmonean rule.  The Pharisees, Sadducees and the Essenes .  The Essenes were a sect that were exacerbated with the Pharisees and Sadducees.  They moved out of Jerusalem and lived a nomadic life and did not have a role in scripture.  The …

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Sep 21 2009

Sh'ma Yisrael שמע ישראל

The Shema is the pledge of faith to the One God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  The Shema consists of three portions which are based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21 and Numbers 15:37-41.  As was customary, this was probably the first scripture Jesus had memorized.  Listening to the Sh’ma can transport one back to …

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